TOUCH FASTENER STRUCTURES

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United States of America Patent

APP PUB NO 20140237779A1
SERIAL NO

14185426

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Touch fastener products, as well as apparatus and methods for manufacturing such products, are described. The methods and apparatus feature certain mold cavity shapes that are designed to facilitate demolding of hammer hook touch fastener elements exhibiting desirable fastening properties. Such mold cavity shapes can be combined with particularly soft molding resins to produce useful fastening products.

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VELCRO BVBADEINZE, BE199

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Collins, Andrew Bedford, US 34 361
Gallant, Christopher M Nottingham, US 65 378

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Other [Check patent profile for assignment information] (1)
* 2010/0180,407 Method And Apparatus For Producing Hook Fasteners 3 2010
 
MINNESOTA MINING AND MANUFACTURING COMPANY (2)
* 4894060 Disposable diaper with improved hook fastener portion 512 1988
* 5868987 Superimposed embossing of capped stem mechanical fastener structures 36 1997
 
YKK CORPORATION (2)
* 5067210 Surface-type fastener 96 1990
* 2002/0124,359 Integral molded surface fastener, and continuous manufacturing method and continuous manufacturing apparatus therefor 3 2002
 
VELCRO BVBA (4)
* 6162040 Molds for forming touch fasteners 39 1999
* 2003/0106,188 Fasteners engageable with loops of nonwoven fabrics and with other open structures, and methods and machines for making fasteners 2 2002
* 2004/0043,186 Touch fasteners having portions with different properties and methods of making same 0 2003
* 8061886 Securing electrical devices 6 2009
 
3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY (1)
* 6190594 Tooling for articles with structured surfaces 45 1999
 
VELCRO INDUSTRIES B.V. (1)
* 4775310 Apparatus for making a separable fastener 144 1986
 
GOTTLIEB BINDER GMBH & CO. KG (1)
* 2004/0020,591 Method for producing an adhesive closing element$I() 2 2003
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